Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific

Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific

Private residential homes in Singapore continue to be the most expensive in the Asia-Pacific for the second year in a row, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released on May 21.
AstraZeneca to build 1.5 billion USD cancer drug facility in Singapore

AstraZeneca to build 1.5 billion USD cancer drug facility in Singapore

British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on May 20 its intention to build a 1.5 billion USD facility in Singapore to produce new generation cancer treatment drugs.
Singapore faces new COVID-19 wave

Singapore faces new COVID-19 wave

Singapore is facing a new COVID-19 wave with a surge in infection cases in the last two weeks, according to Health Minister Ong Ye Kung.
ASEAN Economic Forum 2024 – a bridge for cooperation and development

ASEAN Economic Forum 2024 – a bridge for cooperation and development

The 5th ASEAN Economic Forum 2024 was held in Singapore, attracting policymakers, leaders of associations, organisations, and businesses, and economic experts from Vietnam, Singapore, and ASEAN countries.
Singapore urges better stem cell bank supervision

Singapore urges better stem cell bank supervision

Singapore has asked Cordlife, one of Asia's largest stem cell bank providers, to tighten supervision of its processes after improper handling ruined thousands of samples, an official has said.
Amazon to invest 9 billion USD in Singapore

Amazon to invest 9 billion USD in Singapore

Amazon said on May 7 it will invest 9 billion USD in Singapore over the next four years to expand its cloud computing capabilities in the island city.
2024 marks major return for Vinexpo Asia to Hong Kong

2024 marks major return for Vinexpo Asia to Hong Kong

The Vinexposium group will host Vinexpo Asia, the flagship international wine and spirits trade exhibition in Asia, in May.
Singapore: E-commerce scams double in 2023

Singapore: E-commerce scams double in 2023

Singaporean authority registered 9,783 e-commerce scam cases in 2023, more than doubling the 4,762 cases in 2022, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on April 10.
Singapore forecast to suffer over 1.5 billion USD losses due to heat stress in 2035

Singapore forecast to suffer over 1.5 billion USD losses due to heat stress in 2035

Singapore’s economic losses due to heat stress could nearly double to 1.64 billion USD in 2035 from pre-pandemic 2018 due to a decline in labour productivity, a recent study by the National University of Singapore showed.
Singapore tops foreign investors in Vietnam in first quarter

Singapore tops foreign investors in Vietnam in first quarter

Singapore was the largest foreign investor in Vietnam in the year to March 20 with over 2.55 billion USD, making up 41.3% of the total foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in the country, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
Singapore to spend 1 billion SGD developing AI in five years

Singapore to spend 1 billion SGD developing AI in five years

Singapore’s plan to invest more than 1 billion SGD (743 million USD) in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next five years could strengthen its position as a global business and innovation hub, tech executives said as reported by CNBC.
Vietnam can follow in the footsteps of Singapore in semiconductors

Vietnam can follow in the footsteps of Singapore in semiconductors

Singapore’s transformation from a nation with nothing to a “semiconductor valley” will be a very useful reference for Vietnam.
Future shifts in Vietnam-Singapore investment

Future shifts in Vietnam-Singapore investment

Singapore remains the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam. Up to 2023, Singaporeans poured over $18 billion into Vietnamese real estate, exceeding investments in any other sector.
HR firm Talentnet increasing regional footprint

HR firm Talentnet increasing regional footprint

HR consultancy Talentnet has opened a new branch in Cambodia and a representative office in Singapore in a bid to expand its business.
Singapore deploys AI robots for retail

Singapore deploys AI robots for retail

Hive 2.0, a high-tech retail innovation hub has been launched at Esplanade Xchange underground mall in Singapore.
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